Tribute paid at Wings and Wheels to former test pilots

Tribute was paid at Wings and Wheels to two of Dunsfold Aerodrome's former test pilots who died in the past year.

The two men played a major part in the aerodrome's long history and the annual two-day show gave them a fitting salute.

The Chinook at Wings and Wheels

The Chinook at Wings and Wheels

Duncan Simpson joined Hawker in 1954 and became the company's Chief Test Pilot in 1970.

Watch the Red Arrows in action on Saturday.
John Farley was most noted for the Harrier jump jet test programme at Dunsfold.

These pioneers were remembered with a special tribute and flypast.

The two days of Wings and Wheels couldn't have been more contrasting, with blue skies and warm sunshine on Saturday, and heavy rain from early on today.

The Tigers parachute display team was in action on Saturday

The Tigers parachute display team was in action on Saturday

While the Sunday programme was hard hit by the strong winds and very wet conditions, Saturday saw a packed timetable go according to plan.

This was the 14th show and was supporting the fundraising efforts of Brooklands Museum Trust and Help for Heroes.

The five-hour air display included new acts such as the Fireflies Aerobatic team and the Bronco Demo Team as well firm favourites such as the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

The wheels section also a wide variety of exhibits, with cars and motorbikes of all shapes and age powering down the circuit.

There were plenty of impressive vehicles on display on Saturday

There were plenty of impressive vehicles on display on Saturday

Today the Red Arrows, MiG-15, Vampire and Sally B were forced to cancel and the afternoon motoring session was pulled due to safety concerns as the rain poured down.